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Audrey Hepburn for Valentino, Vogue 1969 – Ph. Gian Paolo Barbieri


Rudolph Valentino aboard the S.S. Leviathan, November 1924.

Valentino caused a frenzy when he returned from Europe with a beard. The following announcement was issued by the Associated Master Barbers: “Our members are pledged not to attend a showing of Rudolph Valentino’s photoplays as long as he remains bewhiskered.” There was fear that the ‘male population of America is very likely to be guided by Valentino to the extent of making whiskers fashionable again,” and that “such a fashion would not only work harmful injury to barbers, but would so utterly deface America, as to make Americans difficult to distinguish from Russians.” Because of the public outcry and pressure, Valentino shaved off his beard.

Yasmeen Ghauri for Valentino, Vogue Italia 1992

Claudia Schiffer au défilé Valentino, Prêt-à-Porter, Collection Printemps-été 1995 à Paris en octobre 1994, France.

Rudolph Valentino photographed by Edward Steichen for Vanity Fair on August 6, 1926. He died less than 3 weeks later from Peritonitis

at the age of 31 on August 23rd. The 2nd photo appeared in the October 1926 issue of Vanity Fair.


Rudolph Valentino in Cobra (1925)


Rudolph Valentino publicity photos for Beyond the Rocks (1922)


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Top Models Nadja Auermann And Claudia Schiffer Backstage of the Valentino Ready To Wear Spring Summer 1995 Show, Paris, October 15, 1994. Photo by William Stevens

Nadja Auermann for VALENTINO: FALL-WINTER 95/96 HAUTE COUTURE SHOW, Photo by Stephane Cardinale, July 09, 1995